A remarkable daughter of Union County was laid to rest beside her father Saturday.
Sheriff faces challenge from Indian Trail candidate
The Union County Community Shelter and South Piedmont Community College launched their Work Ready Partnership in late September at the Community Shelter’s Jefferson Street facility.
The 2014 Warriors and Warbirds Air Show will once again entertain crowds this year on Nov. 8 and 9 at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport. Advance purchase discount tickets are currently available online at www.warbirdsovermonroe.com or in person at the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport at 3900 Paul J. Helms Drive in Monroe.
Marvin Ridge's defense shut down Albert Funderburke and the offense had its way through the air in a 37-20 road win over Sun Valley. The Mavs, who entered the game with an 0-6 record, got a 355-yard passing effort from sophomore Austin Colonna, who completed three TD passes to sophomore Emeka Emezie.
Central Academy blanked West Stanly 39-0 on Friday, giving the Cougars four shutouts in eight games this season. CATA has already surpassed last year's win total. See the standings for the Southern Carolina and Rocky River conferences with three weeks to go.
Former Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers is now a 6-foot-7, 287-pound outside linebacker wearing No. 56 for Green Bay. The 34-year-old Peppers, who has 120 career sacks, faces his old team on Sunday when Carolina visits Lambeau Field.
While they mourn, the administrators at Piedmont High have been scrambling to give the players a sense of continuity after head football coach Ron Massey was found unresponsive in his car in the parking lot of Planet Fitness in Monroe Saturday afternoon. Assistant Jamie Belk, described as Massey's "right hand man," has been promoted to interim head coach. The Panthers' home game against Anson has been moved to next Monday.
Jax is a sweet, loving Husky mix, whose Carolina blue eyes would melt the hearts of most Tarheels.
Cute puppies and fluffy kittens abound at the Union County Animal Shelter this week!
Fin is a sweet little girl who will swim into your heart.
Despite drawing ever since she was very young, Gina Rugito-Anderson recently chose to make it more than a hobby.
Sunny, named for his orange color and cheerful disposition, is soft, cuddly and ready for you to take him home.
Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis
Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier
Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger
Is redistricting really necessary? — Collin Love
Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward
There is no risk of a constitutional convention
Take nothing at face value … investigate
Finally scared enough to vote?
Check the batteries in your smoke detector
Transparency vs. paranoia
When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina. I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.
How do you like that frost on your car windows in the morning?